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22 Feb, 2020 00:18

The News with Rick Sanchez - February 21, 2020 (17:00 ET)

Erdogan phones Putin after close call in Syria (Full show)

Rick Sanchez presents riveting video of a coronavirus-linked riot in Ukraine wherein angry citizens fought with police and blocked roads to prevent Ukrainian evacuees from China. RT America’s Michele Greenstein reports on fierce battles and escalating violence raging in Idlib between rebels and Syrian forces and their Turkish and Russian allies respectively.

Meanwhile, residents of Aleppo celebrate the Syrian Army’s full liberation of the city and surrounding area from the last vestiges of rebel control. Then RT producer Dr. Joseph Ricci joins to explain the history of the Ottoman Empire and how it illuminates Turkey’s geopolitical ambitions and current role in Syria.

John Sitiledes of Trilogy Advisors shares his insights about US State Sec. Mike Pompeo’s trip to Saudi Arabia and puts it in geopolitical context. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports on the controversy over the housing of ancient artifacts at the British Museum that the European Union now wants the UK to repatriate to Greece.

RT’s Yulia Shapovalova reports on accusations of Russian meddling ahead of the 2020 presidential election. RT America's Faran Fronczak explains the upcoming Nevada caucuses. Plus, comedian and host of “Redacted Tonight” Lee Camp joins to tease Friday’s all-new episode.